Rebecca Fox

Call for cheaper bus fares

Call for cheaper bus fares

Calls for public transport to be more affordable and accessible for the ''walking poor'' dominated yesterday's public transport hearing.

Tahuna maintains quiz-winning tradition

Tahuna maintains quiz-winning tradition

Tahuna Intermediate made it eight years in a row when one of its teams won the year 7 and 8 Otago Daily Times Extra! current events quiz at Bathgate Park School in Dunedin last night.

'Refugee' coming home to lead Otago Boys'

'Refugee' coming home to lead Otago Boys'

Otago Boys' High School old boy Richard Hall is the new rector of his former school.

Voting matters thread of display

Voting matters thread of display

By yarn bombing the Esplanade bollards at St Clair, a Dunedin woman hopes to turn people back on to voting.

Ambulance service turns 50

Ambulance service turns 50

In 1964, 10 men volunteered to get an ambulance service running in Mosgiel, the ambulance was kept in a local garage and they attended about 200 calls a year.

Public insight into visual impairment

Public insight into visual impairment

Putting on glasses which simulate visual impairments has opened many people's eyes to how difficult everyday activities can be for those with vision problems.

Warning properties vulnerable

Warning properties vulnerable

Further land development in the Upper Clutha Valley will increase the risk from hazards, the Otago Regional Council says.

Water discharge problems blamed on old infrastructure

Old town infrastructure has been partly blamed for water discharge and take non-compliance which has caused environmental effects.

June warm but winter not a record-setter

An ''exceptionally'' warm June and a late warm spell failed to produce another record-setting winter, Niwa has confirmed.

Planned bus route change draws 200 submissions

A proposal to change the route and frequency of a bus service to Brockville has led to about 200 submissions being made to a proposed transport plan.